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Calendar, Night&Day High fidel-ity

High fidel-ity

Cristina García presents a portrait of Cuba through the lives of a fictionalized Fidel Castro and an octogenarian exile living in Miami who seeks revenge against the dictator. Maneuvering between the lives of these two men — and factions…
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Calendar, Night&Day Road Trip to the Colony

Road Trip to the Colony

Forging ahead while founder Caitlin Myer rewrites one of her two in-progress novels from Uruguay, The Portuguese Artists Colony returns to the Hotel Rex for the latest in their semi-monthly series with the theme “Road Trip.” In town from Chicago…
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Calendar, Night&Day Out with the Old

Out with the Old

Readings in San Francisco are constantly evolving. Traditional lit events involving a person, a microphone, and a hushed audience are still around, but more often than not, you’ll find the literati combining their love of words with such variables as…
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Calendar, Night&Day Word Slay

Word Slay

At a reading not long ago, award-winning author Dorothy Allison (Bastard out of Carolina, Trash) smiled in that knowing Southern way and told the audience, "I'ma fuck you up." The crowd laughed, but underneath the breezy sentiment lay the startling…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Place to Get a Quiet Drink Downtown

Hotel Rex Bar 562 Sutter (between Powell and Mason), 433-4434, www.thehotelrex.com Downtown hotels are generally to be avoided. Busy, noisy, and full of people in suits, they're usually the last place you'd go to get away from the crowds. The…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Place to Get a Quiet Drink Downtown

Downtown hotels are generally to be avoided. Busy, noisy, and full of people in suits, they're usually the last place you'd go to get away from the crowds. The unnamed lobby bar at Hotel Rex is different. Inspired by…
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